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On today's Local News Hour, host Renai Bodley talks to Valley Behavioral Health director Dodi Wilson about Monday night's community forum on teen substance abuse and suicide prevention.  Then Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing, previews tomorrow's ribbon cutting of a new affordable apartment project in Kimball Junction, "Richer Place Apartments."   And finally, Insa Riepen with Recycle Utah gives the lowdown on how you should get rid of unused prescription medications and why flushing them down the toilet isn't an option you should exercise.

Did you know that approximately 30% of the waste sent to landfills could have been composted? Join Recycle Utah for a free composting workshop on September 21 or September 28 at 6 pm. For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your community nonprofit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

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Did you know that plastic bags are not accepted in your curbside recycling bin? Drop them off at Recycle Utah’s 24/7 recycling center instead. And remember to use reusable bags instead of plastic whenever possible! For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your community nonprofit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

Recycle Glass

Aug 19, 2016
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Did you know that Recycle Utah is the only place in Park City that recycles glass? Drop off clear, green, brown, and blue glass at our recycling center 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your community nonprofit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

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If something doesn't happen soon, Recycle Utah's future could be that of an education and advocacy organization - without a recycling center.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher explains:

Composting Systems

Aug 12, 2016
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Did you know that nearly 30% of what’s in the landfill can be composted? Stop by Recycle Utah to purchase a home composting system and visit recycleutah.org for composting tips and tricks. For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your community nonprofit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

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Recycle Utah is looking for local vendors for their 7th Annual Harvest Fest. The festival is Saturday, October 1, from noon to 5 PM at High Star Ranch in Kamas. The vendor fee is $30 and ensures you a spot; please bring your own set up. Email Molly at outreach@recycleutah.org to reserve your spot. The festival is free and open to the public!

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Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney speak with Dierdra Walsh, Food & Beverage Director and Alex Malmborg, Executive Chef from Park City Mountain Resort to talk about Recycle Utah's 100-Mile Meal event coming up July 23rd. 

Then, two things that seem to go together well, stand-up paddle boarding and yoga.  WE speak with Alisha Niswander and Christa Jutras who have teamed up to lead 3-hour SUP/Yoga adventures on the Jordanelle Reservoir this summer.   

**Update:  The bill passed Senate committee Thursday evening and will go to the Senate floor for a vote next week.

A Utah state senator has proposed a new law that will make retailers charge ten cents for every single-use plastic and paper bag.  Environmentalists haven't had success passing similar laws in Park City, so why does this lawmaker think she can pass her bill at a statewide level?  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Here's a link to the Senate Bill 196.  

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom Fisher; Summit Community Power Works Project Manager Mary Christa Smith has information  about a bulk-buy purchase of smart thermostats; Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Chris Haslock with Team Park City United has the latest results from the Youth Olympic Games in Norway.

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